Eastleigh Fire Station
Purple Pin

Eastleigh: 32

Test Valley and Eastleigh Group
Wholetime Station

This station contains the Group Manager's Office for Test Valley and Eastleigh


Steele Close
SO53 3AA

Location Map

Fire Ground

Eastleigh, Chandlers Ford, Valley Park, Twyford, Mansbridge, Otterbourne, Hursley, Bishopstoke, Fair Oak, Southampton International Airport


  • On the wholetime duty system there are 5 watch managers, 4 crew managers and 28 firefighters.
  • On the retained (part-time) duty system there are 1 watch manager, 3 crew managers and 19 firefighters.
  • There are 4 wholetime crews each with 7 personnel and 1 retained crew with a total of 23 personnel.

Station Manager

Alexander Thomson

Drill night

Monday 1830 - 2130 hours

Date built/moved into


Additional Information

Eastleigh Fire Station covers all of Eastleigh, Chandlers Ford, Bishopstoke as well as the suburbs consisting of both B and C risk premises. The fireground is extremely diverse covering shopping centres, dense housing estates, new developments, information technology business and Southampton International Airport.

The pre-determined attendance (PDA) for the Airport is made up of 4 of Eastleigh's appliances solely for the provision of water to the Airport's heavy foam tenders. Eastleigh also covers the M27 and M3 motorways.

Eastleigh has the most appliances on station out of the whole of the service. There is one Water Tender Ladder which carries specialist cutting gear for RTAs. A Water Tender which has specialist ventilation fans for property fires and a second tender. A Water Carrier which can transport 10,000 litres of foam contentrate or water. A Multi-Role Vehicle which can be rigged for protracted incidents, animal rescues, decontamination, environmental hazards, foam firefighting for fuel spills, mass flooding, heath fires and marine incidents. And finally a Land Rover Tender which is used for restricted access jobs, forest firefighting and Winchester Prison.

Partnership working

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service values its involvement in partnership working with other agencies. This joined up approach to reducing risk in the Test Valley and Eastleigh areas covered by the two district councils, has enabled us to reduce the number of arson related incidents over the past year. To find out more about our community safety partnerships and those involved please use the following links:

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Incidents of Interest

  1. Recent incidentMore than 120 firefighters tackle large thatch fire in Ampfield19/03/2018Crews from across the county have attended a large thatch fire in Ampfield. There were 25 engines and several support vehicles, including two aerial ladder platforms, at the scene. At its peak about 170 emergency service personnel were in attendance and appliances came from 25 fire stations across Hampshire. The blaze broke out about 5pm on March 19. Nobody was injured and the crews got the fire under control as they fought to save the building which was a two-storey hotel in Winchester...
  2. Recent incidentBookshop blaze in Southampton tackled by fire crews06/03/2018Firefighters were called to a large blaze inside a bookshop on Above Bar Street in Southampton. Appliances from St Mary’s, Redbridge, Hightown, Eastleigh, Service Headquarters and Fareham fire stations attended the incident which saw thick black smoke emanating from the shop. The store was safely evacuated and there were no reports of any injuries. The fire in the ground floor of the four-storey building was tackled with 30 sets of breathing apparatus, three jets, two hose reel jets,...
  3. Recent incidentFirefighters tackle Lee-on-the-Solent high street shop fire06/03/2018Firefighters from across Hampshire were called to a fire in the high street of Lee-on-the-Solent in a building used as a shop and flats. Crews from Gosport, Fareham, Southsea, Portchester and Cosham tackled the fire in the roof space of the three-storey building in the early hours. Further crews from across the county arrived to relieve the firefighters who were first on the scene and had been working throughout the night. The roof of the three-storey building has been 100% destroyed...
  4. Recent incidentHistoric cottages devastated by fire near Andover03/03/2018Fire has devastated two period cottages in a picturesque Hampshire village. The fire started in the thatched roof of the adjoining properties and spread to the two floors. Thankfully no-one was injured in the incident. At its height, more than 70 firefighters from Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire were needed to tackle the blaze. However, the work of the crews prevented the flames spreading to another neighbouring property. A fire investigation will now take place to establish...
  5. Recent incidentChandler’s Ford house damaged after fire starts in log pile03/03/2018A house in Chandler’s Ford was damaged after a fire spread from a log pile. Crews from Eastleigh, St Mary’s, Hightown, Winchester and Redbridge were called to Thornbury Wood just after 12.10pm. More than 20 firefighters used a high-pressure lance, as well as hoses and jets, to tackle the flames. No-one was hurt in the incident. The fire had started in a log pile behind the house’s garage. It spread to the garage and then also into the roof space of the bedroom above it.
  6. Recent incidentSouthampton garage fire tackled by firefighters24/02/2018Six crews attended a garage fire in Bond Street, Northam. The fire affected the ground floor workshop and first floor office. Crews attended from St Mary's, Hightown, Redbridge and Eastleigh along with support vehicles including the aerial ladder platform from St Mary's. Four jets, four sets of breathing apparatus and the aerial ladder platform were used, The stop message was at 02.28.
  7. Historical incidentChildren rescued from Southampton flat by firefighters15/02/2018Two children were rescued from a first floor flat after a fire in a Southampton shop early this morning (February 15). Two adults and a dog were also led from the flat above the shop by firefighters in breathing apparatus. The group were taken to Southampton General Hospital for precautionary check ups but suffered no serious injuries. The 999 call reported the people trapped in the front bedroom of the property. Crews from St Mary’s and Eastleigh arrived and were able to make entry...
  8. Historical incidentSmoke alarm and vigilant neighbour save dog's life in Havant fire11/02/2018A dog has been saved after a neighbour heard a smoke alarm and called 999. The blaze had broken out after the occupant had left the hob on, with a saucepan and plastic colander on top, and gone out A neighbour heard the alarm and looked through the letterbox and saw smoke and heard the dog barking. We were called at 12;21 and two crews from Havant and Cosham attended. The dog is thought to be a cross breed spaniel. Firefighters gained entry and rescued the dog. They used one hose reel...
  9. Historical incidentMore than 50 firefighters tackle Whitchurch farm blaze07/02/2018A farmhouse and a mill were badly damaged in a large fire in Whitchurch. More than 50 firefighters attended the blaze in London Road which is now under control. There were 12 fire engines from Whitchurch, Overton, Andover, Sutton Scotney, Winchester, Basingstoke, Eastleigh and Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service as well as support vehicles including the Environmental Protection Unit used to protect the nearby river. London Road was closed due to the number of vehicles that were...
  10. Historical incidentCommercial garage fire tackled by Eastleigh crews31/01/2018Fire crews were called to a commercial garage fire in Woodside Avenue, Eastleigh at three o’clock this morning (31 Jan). Six fire appliances and several support vehicles came from Eastleigh, St Mary’s, Portchester, Hightown and Redbridge fire stations and found smoke and flames issuing on arrival. Two vehicles were involved in the fire, with a further six vehicles and the workshop itself, affected by smoke. Neighbouring units in Channon Retail Park were accessed by crews to clear...
  11. Historical incidentMore than 30 firefighters attend Basingstoke restaurant blaze30/01/2018More than 30 firefighters were called to a fire in a Basingstoke restaurant. The blaze was on a second floor and believed to have started in the cooking extraction system. Seven engines from Basingstoke, Odiham, Hartley Wintney and Overton attended the fire at Festival Place along with an Aerial Ladder Platform (ALP) from Basingstoke and a Command Unit from Rushmoor. A hose reel, four sets of breathing apparatus and tactical ventilation was used. The stop message was 08:33.
  12. Historical incidentFirefighters tackle Hazleton lorry blaze29/01/2018More than 20 firefighters were called to a lorry fire on a busy Hampshire road. Five engines from Horndean, Petersfield, Waterlooville and Alresford attended with a water vehicle from Fareham. Eight sets of breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets, two main jets and environmental equipment were used. The fire was on the A3 southbound near Hazleton, Cowplain, Waterlooville. The stop message was at 04:41.

Schools Coverage

  • Allbrook School
  • Chandlers Ford Infant
  • Cherbourg Primary
  • Fair Oak Infants
  • Fair Oak Junior
  • Fryern Infant
  • Fryern Junior
  • Hiltingbury Infant
  • Hiltingbury Junior
  • Knightswood Primary
  • Merdon Junior
  • Nightingale Primary
  • North Baddesley Infant
  • North Baddesley Junior
  • Norwood Primary
  • Scantabout Primary
  • Shakespeare Infant
  • Shakespeare Junior
  • Sherbourne House
  • Stoke Park Infant
  • Stoke Park Junior
  • The Crescent Primary
  • Twyford School

Note: This list is not exhaustive, but reflects the schools we have visited in the last 18 months. As more visits are carried out, the list of school will change to reflect that.